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17 Apr 2010 11:44


World: Ashes to ashes: If you’re in Europe and want to fly, it sucks to be you

  • 18,600 number of flights that were
    canceled yesterday due to the erupting Iceland volcano
  • 16,000 number of flights that will be
    canceled today for the very same freaking reason source
  • ยป How long could this go on, anyway? The ash, which has a very damaging effect on aircraft (think what Lava soap does to your hands, except with an expensive plane), could be in cloud form for the next 24 hours at least; it’s causing chaos for European travelers, who have been forced to travel by boat, car, train or anything non-plane-related.